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Good Sunday Evening, Folks! We continue to track a strong weather system that will impact the region Thursday and into the holiday weekend. Here is the breakdown
- Accumulating snow likely Thursday night and into Friday morning. (Amounts to be determined)
- Dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills expected for Friday and Saturday mornings.
- Wind chills of -10 to -20 will be possible Friday and Saturday mornings.
- Wind gusts of 45-50 mph will be possible late Thursday night and Friday morning.
One thing I want us to keep track of is the dangerously cold temperatures heading our way. Low Temperatures Fri and Sat will be at or approaching 0, with wind chills -10 to -20. This is very dangerous, and if you know anyone in the area who may struggle to keep warm, now would be the time to help them out in any way we can. I expect Wind Chill Warnings or Advisories for our area with this setup.
I will not post all the forecast models to save time, but the GFS model is below. The other models show something similar; they just differ on the track. You guys know the drill here; if it's a track to the north, we would see lesser amounts; if it tracks more south, our snowfall would be higher. Right now, several inches is likely.
This will be a HIGH IMPACT event for much of the state. Rain will overspread the area on Thursday; as the colder arctic air crashes into the area Thursday night, the rain will quickly change to snow. The snow could become heavy at times.
If you have travel plans for later this week, please monitor forecasts closely over the next few days.